Spock is available since PyTango 7.1.2
‘spock’ used to be the name given to the CLI dedicated to Sardana. Now spock became a generic Tango CLI and the connection to Sardana is provided as an extension to spock. This sardana extension is NOT supplied by PyTango but is available from the Sardana package.
You can start spock by typing on the command line:
$ ipython -p spock
and you should get something like this:
|||The difference between extension and profile is that an extension is installed in the IPython installation extension directory and therefore becomes available to all users of the machine automatically. As a profile, it must be installed in each user’s ipython configuration directory (in linux, is usualy $HOME/.ipython). Note that the spock profile is a very short (3 lines of code) python file. See PyTango build & install for more information on how to install spock as an extension or a profile.|